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Agency ID8404
TitleCentral Regional Health Authority
Agency TypeHealth/Hospital Service
Start Date 1/7/1991
End Date 8/2/2007
Date NotesN/A

Established under the Health Services Act 1991 to promote the health and well-being of the people within the Capricorn, Southern and Central Highlands regions

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105Department of Health 1/7/1991 8/2/2007
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Information Sources

Health Services Act 1991
Queensland Government Gazette 22 June 1991, Vol. CCXCVII, No. 64 p 974
Queensland Health Annual Report 1990/1991, p. 8
Queensland Health Annual Report 1992/1993, pp. 52-53
Queensland Government Gazette 20 December 1996, Vol. CCCXIII, No. 91 p. 1567
Queensland Government Gazette 24 February 2006, Vol. CCCXLI, No. 43 p 794
Queensland Government Gazette 9 February 2007, Vol. 344, No. 34 p 637
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Establishing Health Services Act 1991
Abolishing Health Services Act 1991
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The Central Regional Health Authority was established under the Health Services Act 1991 on the 1 July 1991. This act enabled the abolition of Queensland’s 59 Hospital Boards and their replacement with the 13 new Regional Health Authorities. The Central Regional Health Authority covered an area bordered by 11 Local Government Authorities. The Region was divided into three sectors – Capricorn, Southern and Central Highlands.


The Authority was governed by a Regional Director and a Chairperson.


To promote the health and well-being of the people within the region concerned and in particular to oversee:

(a) implementation of the Queensland Health Corporate Plan in the region

(b) development and implementation of a regional strategic plan for health services in the region in consultation with the chief executive

(c) funding of public sector health services in the region

(d) provision, management and delivery of public sector health services in the region and ensure services are administered in an effective and efficient manner within the resources allocated

(e) assessment of health needs in the region.

It is also the function of the Authority to –

(a) ensure that health services in the region are of a high quality, delivered equitably and under regular evaluation and review

(b) consult and co-operate with individuals and organisations (including voluntary or private health services, public authorities and local authorities) concerned with the promotion, protection and restoration of health

(c) ensure residents outside the region have access to such of the health services it provides as may be necessary and desirable

(d) make available to the public, reports, information and advice concerning health and health services available within the region

(e) provide for the training and education of persons providing health services

(f) perform any other functions prescribed for the Authority by this Act or any other Act

(g) perform such other functions as may be necessary or incidental to the foregoing functions.


On 20 December 2006, under the provisions of the Health Services Act 1991 the Central Regional Health District became the Central Highlands Health District. Then, 24 February 2006, by Executive Council Minute, the Central Health Service District was renamed as Central Health Service Area.

The Central Health Service Area was abolished on 8 February 2007 under the Health Services Act 1991.
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Queensland State Archives Agency ID8404, Central Regional Health Authority
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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